The bill, which passed by a vote of 17-13, will now go to the Oregon House, and if approved, to Gov. Kate Brown (D). A spokesman for the Working Families Party, a group that supports the measure, said that he was optimistic about the bill’s chances in that chamber.

Forty-seven percent of private-sector Oregon workers and 71 percent of workers in the state earning less than $20,000 per year don’t get sick days, according to an analysis of public health data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.